About Us

About Us

Pediatric Cardiology

 

The Division of Cardiology has provided comprehensive care to neonates and children of western Kentucky and southern Indiana for more than 50 years.

At our University of Louisville Physicians-Pediatric Cardiology clinical offices, we offer state-of-the-art cardiovascular services in all areas of pediatric cardiology medicine, full non-invasive services consisting of electrocardiography, stress exercise testing, 24 hour Holter, transtelephonic event monitoring recording, tilt table testing, two-dimensional and color flow echocardiographic-Doppler, and fetal echocardiographic studies. We provide up-to-date diagnostic catheterization studies, electrophysiologic testing, and radio-frequency ablation. Therapeutic catheterization treatment includes balloon valvular angioplasty for obstructive lesions, including pulmonary valve stenosis, aortic valve stenosis, re-coarctation of the aorta, and closure of atrial defects and PDA.

The division has a preventive cardiology clinic, which includes medical care, nutritional counseling and supportive therapy, with respect to the preventive aspects of cardiovascular diseases.

Our faculty are also active in the research arena, conducting clinical research as well as basic science research at the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute.

 

Clinical and Academic Fast Facts
2011 Totals
Outpatient Clinic Visits7,995
Admissions and Consults611
Follow-up Visits2,889
Diagnostic Catheterization   
51
Interventional Services   
206
Electrophysiology Studies  
92
Catheter Ablations   
55
3-D Mapping   
61
Cardioversions  
13
Inpatient and Outpatient Echocardiograms    
9,762
Transmissional  Echocardiograms 
2,548
Transesophageal Echocardiograms
319
Fetal Studies (Echocardiograms)
168
Electrocardiograms   
15,386
Holters and Event Recorders  
1,466
Pacemaker and ICD Interrogations   
592
Peer reviewed publications
containing original data
4
Other publications (book chapters)2
Abstract presentations5
Invited national lectures4